East Coker Photography Competition

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East Coker Parish Council is inviting submissions for its 2017 photography competition. We would like you to get creative with photography and celebrate your life and the place we live. Explore our Parish and take inspiration from our beautiful rural landscapes, or get personal with portraiture. It’s OPEN to you.

The judges will select 12 photographs for Inclusion in the 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar. All selected will receive a free copy of 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar.

We have two age groups:

  • Under 16’s
  • 16 and over


Under 16’s

1st Prize  £50 voucher and a free copy of 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar


16 and over

1st Prize  £50 voucher and a free copy of 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar



Submission Requirements:

Number of Images submitted (Maximum of 5)

Image title

Where the image was taken

File size (less than 3mb we will ask for a higher file if selected for the calendar)

Send images to: councillorhenocq@fireandicecreative.com


Submission deadline 30 September 2017 (Extension)

Email councillorhenocq@fireandicecreative.com


Judges John Snelling (Professional Photographer), Pauline Burr (SSDC Arts Officer), Chantelle Henocq (Graphic Designer/EC Councillor)


Winning photographs will be selected by 1 November 2017

Winning photographs and runner up’s will feature in the East Coker Parish 2018 calendar. First Place Winners and runners up will receive a free copy.


Submissions Terms & Conditions:

  1. All photographs must be taken within the boundary of the Parish of East Coker.
  2. The competition is open to all and not restricted to residents of East Coker Parish.
  3. No hard copies will be accepted. Please follow the submission requirements provided.
  4. Entrants agree to the reproduction of any photograph submitted in East Coker Parish Council publications, website, social media or any other official use. Photographs will be credited.



Annual Parishioner meeting Thursday 18th May

The Annual Parishioner meeting will be held on Thursday 18th May, 7pm – 9pm.  It will be an opportunity for Parishioners to meet the Parish Council and Community Group Leaders. Refreshments will be provided.  The meeting is open to everyone who lives in the Parish and will be held at the Village Hall and not the Pavilion.

The invitation is also extended to community group leaders.

The East Coker Parish Council looks forward to meeting you.

Queen Elizabeth rose to commemorate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

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The East Coker Parish Council have planted a Queen Elizabeth rose to commemorate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Sandra Snelling, Kathryn Sturtridge,  Bridget Sugg and Ranger Darren Sothcott planted the rose along with a plaque commemorating the event in the garden at the “Tree” by East Coker School.

Bridget Sugg Chairman of the East Coker Parish Council said “ We wanted to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday and what better way than with a rose that is named after her  that will be here for many years to come for the many visitors who come to East Coker to see the wonderful village that it is.

Photograpgh John Snelling

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